Earthjustice

Earthjustice is a non-profit public interest law firm dedicated to protecting the magnificent places, natural resources, and wildlife of this earth, and to defending the right of all people to a healthy environment. We bring about far-reaching change by enforcing and strengthening environmental laws on behalf of hundreds of organizations, coalitions and communities.

Releases by this organization

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Trump Administration Paves Way for Old-growth Clearcutting in Alaska’s Tongass National Forest
The Trump administration today announced plans to gut long-standing protections against logging and road-building in the Tongass National Forest, a cherished old-growth temperate rainforest in Southeast Alaska and homelands of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian people. A coalition that includes...
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Friday, September 13, 2019
D.C. Circuit Rules EPA’s Failure to Protect People From Cross-State Air Pollution is Illegal
In a major victory for public health, the D.C Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that EPA is illegally failing to control ozone pollution – smog – that travels across state lines and contributes to unhealthy air in downwind states. Today’s ruling requires EPA to secure clean air by reducing the...
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Thursday, September 12, 2019
Trump’s EPA Eviscerates the Clean Water Rule
Today, Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency announced its repeal of the Clean Water Rule, which is part of a multi-rule rollback effort by the Trump administration that ignores science and law in an attempt to ease regulations for polluters. Repealing the Clean Water Rule without any valid...
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Friday, September 06, 2019
Trump’s EPA Said This Bee-killing Insecticide Is Safe, Now Beekeepers Are Suing
Today, beekeepers, represented by Earthjustice, sued Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for allowing sulfoxaflor, a bee-killing pesticide linked to a nation-wide honeybee die-off, back on the market. The lawsuit comes as beekeepers around the country lost over 40 percent of their...
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Monday, August 26, 2019
Conservation Groups Blast Draft Forest Service Rule to Gut Bedrock Environmental Law
Conservation and public interest groups today submitted formal opposition to a proposed Trump administration rule that would fundamentally change long-held environmental practices and allow for the sweeping destruction of national forests across the country. In comments to the U.S. Forest Service,...
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Wednesday, August 21, 2019
Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration Attack on Endangered Species Act
Environmental and animal protection groups today sued the Trump administration over its new regulations that dramatically weaken the Endangered Species Act. Earthjustice filed the lawsuit on behalf of Center for Biological Diversity, Defenders of Wildlife, Sierra Club, Natural Resources Defense...
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Monday, August 12, 2019
Trump Administration Finalizes Sweeping Rollbacks to Endangered Species Act Regs
The Trump administration today finalized dramatic rollbacks to the rules that implement the Endangered Species Act, attempting to weaken the critical and popular environmental law that serves as the last safety net for animals and plants facing extinction. Overseeing these rollbacks is Interior...
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Wednesday, August 07, 2019
Groups Sue Trump’s EPA for Refusing to Ban Brain-damaging Pesticide
Today, health and labor organizations sued Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency for refusing to ban a widely used agricultural pesticide linked to damaging children’s brains and farmworker poisonings. “EPA has repeatedly found chlorpyrifos unsafe, especially to children, yet time and time again...
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Friday, July 26, 2019
The Trump Administration Releases New Plan for What’s Left of Bears Ears
The Trump Administration released its final management plan today for the 15% of Bears Ears National Monument it didn’t strip of monument status. It allows the “chaining” of thousands of acres of forest, and rights of way for new roads and utility lines through the iconic Indian Creek landscape...
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Thursday, July 18, 2019
Trump’s EPA Keeps Brain-damaging Pesticide in Fruits and Vegetables
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the brain-damaging pesticide chlorpyrifos can still be used on food, although mainstream science says this pesticide is unsafe for children and farmworkers. This decision meets the deadline ordered by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals...
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